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Bake off success for students

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN put on their aprons to battle it out for the title of the best baker.

Quaint Writtle restaurant in 'friendly' buy-up

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A POPULAR restaurant in Writtle has undergone a makeover and been rebranded after being bought up by a high street food business.

£1.4 million sports facility plan unveiled for Colchester secondary school

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Care Home plan unveiled for Essex County Hospital

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex County Hospital to shut

4:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to turn Essex County Hospital into a care village.

Blue badge spaces lost in car-sharing trial

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council is offering exclusive parking spaces to car -sharing commuters – by cutting the number of Blue Badge spaces.

Police chief urges parents to remain vigilant after pervert accosted boys

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after two teenage boys were accosted in Clacton.

Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were stabbed and had boiling water thrown at them during an attack at a house, a court heard.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

New head appointed at top Chelmsford school

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at the King Edward VI Grammar School.

Meadows grows green credentials

Maldon and Burnham Standard: cwn meadows.jpg

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford High Street has won its second environmental award this year.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Writtle College student wins floristry challenge at the Alan Titchmarsh Show

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:28am Friday 24th October 2014

A STUDENT from Writtle College student appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show yesterday and won a floristry challenge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

UPDATED 12pm: All lanes now reopen following five-car A12 crash which hospitalisted two people

Maldon and Burnham Standard: TRAFFIC.jpg

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays on the A12 this morning due to an accident involving five cars.

UPDATED 4PM: Man bailed after two boys accosted in Clacton

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

Delight as 200 homes plan for Boreham is scrapped

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after plans to build 200 homes in Boreham were thrown out by Chelmsford Council.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

MP: Police must learn from Maria Stubbings failings

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHELMSFORD MP Simon Burns said Essex Police must learn “many lessons” after an inquest found the force failed to protect Maria Stubbings.

Celebrity donations boost sick children

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Lewis Hamilton

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CELEBRITIES donated prizes to a charity auction which raised almost £100,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Drone's aerial snaps show road's extension work

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THESE aerial shots show how engineers are building a massive new road in Colchester.

Residents call on council to call off controversial Tesco

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS have called on Colchester Council to pay off the developer behind the controversial Prettygate Tesco - and stop the shop from opening.

Ancient Egyptian coffin found in north Essex home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ancient Egyptian sarcophagus believed to be more than 3,000 years old has been found in a north Essex home.

Accosting suspect released without charge - investigation still underway

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR investigation into accosting incidents in Clacton is still underway after a suspect was released without charge.

Two men jailed after throwing blind man onto tracks at Chelmsford station

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO men have been jailed after being found guilty of throwing a partially blind man and his brother onto the tracks at Chelmsford station.

School celebrates glowing inspection report

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A school is celebrating after driving up standards to be rated “good”.

Northern Approach Road open

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE NORTHERN Approach Road has re-opened today.

Thomas is making a splash with Microsoft

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

11-YEAR-OLD Thomas Bellinger is already making waves at Microsoft.

New council homes could be finished by New Year

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tina Bourne - "time to end that funding"

1:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORK to build Colchester’s first new council homes for 20 years could be finished by the end of the year.

Moulsham’s reading zones proving a hit

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NUMBER of new reading zones have been created in Moulsham High School's library and are already proving successful.

Couple jailed for stealing thousands from wife's brother

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A husband and wife from the Basildon area have been jailed for theft and fraud offences following a police investigation last more than three years.

Colchester town centre churches placed on English Heritage "at risk" register

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO Colchester town centre churches used for major concerts, civic funerals and services have been labelled “at risk” by English Heritage.

Police make arrest following Martins theft

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE have arrested a 50-year-old man from Chelmsford in connection with the theft of lottery tickets from Martins, on Melbourne Parade.

Why did you cancel gig at last minute?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SAFETY group watching over the cancelled I Am Music festival has been criticised for not making organisers stick to time frames in the lead up to the event.

Crime boss claims "unrealistic" to investigate all those who download child porn

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Alston

8:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said thousands of paedophiles will escape investigation.

Student jockeys set track alight in inaugural race

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMBRIDGE has claimed victory in the first Varsity horse race - with Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating success in the competition closer to home.

Chelmsford prison officer numbers down 35%

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OFFICER numbers at Chelmsford Prison have dwindled by 35 per cent in less than four years, figures have revealed.

Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Councillor pays up after planning row - now the council owes her money

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has handed over £20,000 to prove she is not refusing to pay up in a planning battle she lost.

Will Quince stands down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Will Quince and Grant Shapps in Colchester town centre

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEADING Conservative Will Quince has stood down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council to focus on the General Election.

Jamie's new restaurant opens its doors to Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant opened its doors to the public this week with fellow TV chef Gennaro Contaldo labelling it as “fantastico!”






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